This is a dark-fruited and complex style of Marlborough Pinot Noir. it is a robust wine with complex aromatics of plums and herbs with a subtle oak influence.
This wine is a blend of fruit from both the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley and the Southern Hills sub region of the Wairau. The soils are a mix of stony river and glacial deposits in the Awatere and heavier clays in the Wairau. The vines are trained on an upright vertical shoot positioned trellis and managed intensively to produce low yields of excellent quality fruit. Shoot thinning, bunch thinning and leaf plucking are all employed in the pursuit of quality.